New package lays the groundwork for robust recovery measures that benefit everyone, not just the wealthy few
WASHINGTON — In response to Congress passing the American Rescue Plan today, Health Care for America Now Executive Director Margarida Jorge released the following statement:
“The passage of the American Rescue Plan is a victory for the millions of families who will soon have economic relief payments to help make ends meet, increased unemployment benefits to replace lost income, and more affordable health care as they continue to navigate the pandemic. The American Rescue Plan will provide crucial funding to state and local governments to prevent job cuts and ensure we can safely reopen schools, ensure basic services and scale up vaccine distribution efforts. We applaud lawmakers in the House and Senate who came together to approve this bold, popular and urgently needed legislation.
“The American Rescue Plan is an important step toward creating an economy that provides opportunity and mobility for everyone, regardless of their race, gender, or income. But there is still plenty more work to be done in order to rebuild our economy to make it work for all of us, including further investments that Congress must make in infrastructure, health care, education and good-paying jobs. President Biden’s next step should be an investment package that creates jobs, grows the economy and puts health care over wealthcare by finally making the rich and corporations pay their fair share of taxes toward building back better.”
Health Care for America Now (HCAN) is a grassroots coalition of state and national groups that led the fight to pass the landmark Affordable Care Act (ACA). Healthcare Over Wealthcare is a campaign of Health Care for America Now that advocates for prioritizing investments in equitable, affordable healthcare for everyone over tax breaks for the rich and corporations.
Learn more at www.healthcareforamericanow.